Violence

Utah Mall Sues Man Charged with Plotting Mass Shooting

Say he brought them bad publicity

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A Salt Lake City shopping mall is suing a Utah man charged with plotting a mass shooting at the center, claiming his threats brought it bad publicity and led workers and shoppers to fear for their safety.

Prosecutors say 42-year-old Jack Harry Stiles planned to randomly shoot people at the City Creek Center this week, in addition to firing at a movie theater and wiring a bomb underneath a bus.

According to a lawsuit filed Wednesday, attorneys for City Creek are seeking at least $300,000 in damages and a court order barring Stiles from coming with 4,000 feet of the mall.